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A Devonshire House Talk followed by Q&A, Discussion and interchange of views.

A Devonshire House Talk followed by Q&A, Discussion and interchange of views and information around what is happening in our working world and where and, maybe, why.

People in the Workplace – Trends and Concerns?

The Institute for Employment Studies knows more than any about what is happening with people in the workplace. Devonshire House is delighted to welcome Tony Wilson, the Director of the IES, who will update us and lead the ensuing Discussion.

Many would say that Covid and Tech and many external events have triggered a raft of changes, the ever-changing ripple effects of which are continuing and which often mutate. As Individuals, we need to have an understanding of what is happening in the workplace – to reflect the ways in which the businesses we influence and/or manage or advise are run. And, importantly, also in the ways in which we manage our own careers.

Significantly, this Event is in the afternoon as the IES announce their monthly employment bulletin in the morning.

About the Institute of Employment Studies (Have a look at their latest “News and Commentary”)

The IES is a leading British centre of research and evidence-based consultancy on human resources and employment. Its research is frequently cited in the mainstream national media. The institute’s aim is to “help bring about sustainable improvements in employment policy and human resource management.”

Tony Wilson, their Director, has worked in employment policy and research for the last twenty years, in a range of roles spanning central government and independent institutes. As Institute Director at IES, Tony leads a team of fifty people delivering research, analysis and consultancy support on employment, skills, education and HR. He has particular expertise in labour market policy and analysis; the design, delivery and evaluation of employment and skills programmes and supporting organisations to understand and apply evidence of ‘what works’ in employment policy and service delivery.

Who should attend this highly topical Event ………… and why?

  • Senior Executives who exercise influence over how their businesses are managed.
  • We also bracket professional advisers with this.
  • HR Directors and senior HR Managers keeping up to date.
  • Senior Executives who may or want – now or at some time in the future – to operate on an independent basis.
  • Anticipating trends is important. Getting this right is even more so.

………… and why should you attend?

  • Do you have any specific issues? Specifically, that this Event could help with?
  • Are there any areas that you are keen to know more about?
  • Can you share any useful material with us?
  • “Boots orders support staff back into the office five days a week……….” A trend or a one-off?
  • CPD issues?
  • One irony that might escape many senior Professionals is what does all this mean for them, personally? What are your plans for your career going forward? And for others under your Direction? More relevantly, what plans do others have for you – or what circumstances could arise that might trigger introspective thinking?

This Event is free.

But there is an optional fee of £15+VAT for a Community Ticket which includes a copy of the post Event Recording and a list of names and email addresses of those who have also elected to contribute their contact details for sharing. (Name and email address.) You should be able to see who they are on screen during the Event.

Please tick the box when you reserve your place to authorise Devonshire House to share your name and email address with others who do the same – and then get in touch with them after the Event.

About Devonshire House

Devonshire House is a people-focused membership club for Director-level professionals in leadership roles who have an instinctive focus on the human side of enterprise. Our purpose is to create, for our members, thinking time and space for key business issues and where people make the difference. At the heart of Devonshire House are senior decision makers keen to discover and explore original thinking and information generated from all the Events we promote.

Delivered primarily through our broad range of high-level Speaker Events, Forums, Panel Debates/ Discussions, Information dissemination and peer-to-peer networking and – notwithstanding Covid and the after-years, those attending discover more about organisations and how the effectiveness of their people can be nurtured and grown. Read more at –

Working Free supports the Senior Executive considering or embarking on a new career as an independent professional.

We work with Individuals directly and with Organisations as part of restructuring, redundancy, outplacement, career development or other mid-career transitioning arrangements and where independent working at senior levels is seen as an attractive way forward.

An excellent description of our Market can be found on the CIPD website – Atypical Working – A Guide for Employers.